About the role

Strava is the leading digital community for active people with more than 125 million athletes, in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a comprehensive view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life. 

Strava is hiring an Engineering Manager to build and lead our Map Rendering Engine (MRE) team within our Map Platform organization. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on developing rich and immersive map experiences that help our users plan, navigate and relive their activities. As an Engineering Manager for the MRE team, you will be responsible for the execution of the Map Platform strategy and the management of the team.

This is a hybrid role based out of our Berlin, Germany office. Salary Range: €128,743 - €132,548  


You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Build and lead a team of engineers focused on various areas within our 2D and 3D map visualization across multiple platforms.
  • Define, design, and deliver new map rendering capabilities that enable product development teams to efficiently deliver new product features and functionality. 
  • Grow and cultivate a collaborative, cross functional and high performing culture that prioritizes engineering excellence.
  • Work closely with other members of the Map Platform department and engineering leaders on company wide initiatives such as the technology vision, hiring, and scaling company processes and best practices.

You will be successful here by:

  • Collaborating across multiple engineering teams to elaborate the MRE team’s roadmap and capacity planning
  • Leading team discussions ahead of development cycles and ensuring all supporting materials are updated (Confluence, JIRA, GDoc)
  • Ensuring proper communication and visibility of ongoing projects and upcoming tasks across the Map Platform organization
  • Setting clear delivery goals and holding the team accountable to them.
  • Demonstrating empathy for our users and their experience while using Strava.
  • Coaching the engineers on the team and supporting their career development at all different levels and career stages.
  • Managing conflicting priorities between Product and Engineering.
  • Embracing an inclusive, collaborative environment that elevates a diverse set of voices and experiences.

We’re excited about you because you:

  • You will manage a team of skilled engineers and support their career development.
  • You will deliver well-designed, high-quality products at scale.
  • Have extensive experience leading engineering teams to deliver on ambitious goals.
  • Have worked on customer-facing applications or functionality at scale, ideally in the Graphics space or an adjacent space.
  • You will hire amazing people to join our team.
  • Are not unfamiliar with C++ development practices and challenges.

We'd love to talk to you about the future of Strava’s core technologies and your role in developing it. Please take a look at the links below to learn about the exciting work we are doing. The Engineering Blog covers a wide range of topics, from how we rebuilt our leaderboard systems to how we have refined our interview process.


About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, TCV, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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